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- noun The natural or artificial rearrangement of genetic material in living organisms or viruses, especially the creation in offspring of sexually reproducing parents of new combinations of genes through the process of crossing over during meiosis.
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- noun Combination a second or additional time.
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Combinationa second or subsequent time.
- noun genetics The formation of
geneticcombinations in offspring that are not present in the parents
- noun chemistry The reverse of
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- noun (physics) a combining of charges or transfer of electrons in a gas that results in the neutralization of ions; important for ions arising from the passage of high-energy particles
- noun (genetics) a combining of genes or characters different from what they were in the parents
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Examine interfertility and what differences (if any) in recombination that results in.
As it is never paired with a partner, it escapes a process called recombination that shuffles the code of every other chromosome in each new individual.
The most important factor is recombination, which is largely responsible for the virtually inexhaustible supply of new genotypes in every generation.
Sexual reproduction allows genetic recombination, that is, the exchange of genetic material between parental chromosomes.
How faithfully the ancestral lines have met in the latest product, how mysteriously the joint characteristics of body and mind have blended, and how unexpected yet how entirely natural a recombination is the result -- these points are elaborated with cumulative effect until we realize at last how little we are dealing with an independent unit, how much with a survival and reorganization of what seemed buried in the grave.
Thanks to new insights over the past few months, we now know that minisatellites sit next to the drivers of genetic change, called recombination hotspots, where parental DNA is blended during cell division.
A preliminary genetic linkage map indicated that the DIP-locus lacks suppression of recombination, which is unique among all other map-based cloning efforts of apomeiosis to date.
This mixing process, called recombination, is what happens in animals during sexual reproduction.
Using yeast cells, the scientists studied protein molecules that have an important role in homologous recombination, which is one way that cells repair breaks in the DNA double helix.
The different distributions of insertions/deletions and SNPs are clearly related to the two different responsible mechanisms, namely recombination and point mutations.